Hyle 17 (1):1 - 23 (2011)

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Christopher Willard-Kyle
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Stephen Contakes
Westmont College
Abstract
Josiah Parsons Cooke established chemistry education at Harvard University, initiated an atomic weight research program, and broadly impacted American chemical education through his students, the introduction of laboratory instruction, textbooks, and influence on Harvard's admissions requirements. The devoutly Unitarian Cooke also articulated and defended a biogeochemical natural theology, which he defended by arguing for commonalities between the epistemologies of science and religion. Cooke's pre-Mendeleev classification scheme for the elements and atomic weight research were motivated by his interest in numerical order in nature, which reflected his belief in a divine lawgiver
Keywords Philosophy of Chemistry  biography  philosophy of education  epistemology of science  natural theology  chemistry and religion
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